At each table of four students, one is appointed the TASK MASTER. The duties of a Task Master are: 1. Bring the art supplies to the students at their table, (and return it too). 2. During clean up sponge clean their table, if needed.
The TASK MASTER position rotates to the next student every nine weeks. They eagerly and impatiently wait their turn to be the ONE. Every grade level: kindergarten - 6th grade have TASK MASTERS, so they know the routine very well. If the Task Master is absent, the job goes to the previous Task Master for that day only.
For each class I select a boy and a girl to be my assistants. They help me in a variety of ways during class, such as passing out student art work, art paper, or art tools. If I'm gone the two assistants also help the substitute teacher, if needed. The assistant job changes every nine weeks too. They cannot be a Task Master at the same time.